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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living? NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE D

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Author Paul Kalanithi

Pages 256

Publisher Random House Publishing Group

Published Date 2016-01-12

ISBN 0812988418 9780812988413


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brittney_dohr shared a tip "So so sad, but so so amazing and thought provoking."

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